354 – Namora

in April 1947, the short-lived “Marvel Magazine” cover blurbs have been removed from all of Timely (Marvel) comic books, though it appears that Stan Lee is still in charge as editor. In Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (April 1947), the character of Namora is introduced – a female version of Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Throughout the 1940s, […]

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333 – Shades of Marvel

In October 1946, the covers of all of Timely Comics now feature “A Marvel Magazine” in the corner. Timely seems to have given the reigns to Stan Lee who is credited as “Editorial and Art Director”. The stories in Captain America #60 feel a bit like Marvel in its early Silver Age with lots of […]

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316 – Stan Lee wants you to Write

In Captain America #57 (April 1946), we see the editor of the comic (one legendary Stan Lee) requesting feeedback from its readers. This kind of feels to me like the precursor to the letters column, which no comic book seems to have introduced at this time.

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168 – Stan Lee, the Destroyer

In Mystic Comics #6 (July 1941), Timely introduces a new costumed hero, The Destroyer, who focused on sabotaging Nazis during World War II. What’s unique about the Destroyer is that he was created by Stan Lee. Stan Lee started his career writing filler stories for Captain America and The Vision, but this is his most […]

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